Dr. Nicole Apelian is an herbalist, a mother, a survival skills instructor, and a biologist.
She graduated with a degree in Biology from McGill University in Canada and has her Master's degree in Ecology from the University of Oregon.
She earned her Doctorate through Prescott College while working as an anthropologist and ethnobotanist in Botswana.
She has spent years living in nature with the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, one of the last indigenous peoples who still live as hunter-gatherers.
Developing strong relationships within the tribe helped Nicole learn many of the remedies and skills she practices and teaches today.
An unexpected diagnosis of MS in 2000 led Nicole to apply her research skills towards her own personal wellness.
She focused on a healthy living strategy, including deep nature connection and gratitude practices.
Through changes in her lifestyle, and using her own remedies, Nicole went from bedridden to being fully alive and from surviving to thriving.
And in 2015 she was among the first women to be selected for the History Channel's TV show Alone.
She then went on to survive for 57 days straight alone in the wild with little more than the plants that she found there.
She believes that there are many more people who need to find their own remedy.
This became her life's mission and the main reason for writing this book.
In it she poured over 28 years of plant knowledge and her first-hand experiences of making her own poultices, tinctures, decoctions, salves, syrups, infused oils, and other herbal remedies.
There are two distinct ways to search through the book.
First you'll be able to easily flip through the book looking for a specific plant or find out what plants are growing in your area.
Each plant has between 2 and 4 high quality color pictures and detailed identification instructions, so anybody can use it as a field guide in their backyard or whenever they go out foraging.
The second index of the book makes it easy to search by your specific problems, ailments or needs.
These are just some of the reasons why this book is a near perfect guide for both beginners, seasoned herbalists or even people with no plant experience at all.
For example, this is one of the plants you'll find in The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies. If it looks familiar that's because it grows in most backyards, and most people weed it out. But what they probably don't know is that this plant contains a milky substance called lactucarium which acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to lessen the feeling of pain.
Inside the book you'll find full instructions on how to turn it into an extract that you can use whenever you are in need.
I'll also show you the common US driveway plant that has become the most expensive and sought out plant in Venezuela after the pharmacies ran dry.
On day 42 of the Alone show I accidentally hurt my knuckle while gutting a fish. The wound would most likely have gotten infected.
Luckily, I found Yarrow, which quickly stopped my bleeding. And, most importantly I found Usnea, which is a plant used for infections. You've probably seen it growing on tree trunks.
I dressed my wound for 3 days with these and now you can barely see the scar anymore.
On page 54, you'll find out the interesting thing that happens when you pour salt into a cabbage.
The end result you'll get by fermentation - called Sauerkraut - is full of probiotics that protect your digestive tract, regulating bowel movements and in many cases preventing both diarrhea and constipation.
Of course, in the book you'll also discover the 3 herbal tinctures I'm using to manage my MS.
ONE of the tinctures that I'm taking daily is an Adaptogen. That means it decreases the biological and oxidative stress, fighting inflammation and repairing damaged tissue.
The other 2 tinctures that I take have an Immunomodulatory effect. That means they bring my body back to balance. If the immune system is hyperactive, they downregulate it, but only until the inflammation subsides.
Money may not grow on trees, but many of the things people pay money for DO.
This one, that you'll find on page 191, was largely used by our forefathers whenever they had a sore throat.
In The Lost Book Of Herbal Remedies you'll also discover a tree called Slippery Elm.
The inner bark of this tree contains a substance called mucilage.
When taken orally, mucilage becomes slick and coats the mucous membranes in the intestinal tract, soothing inflammation, relieving pain and giving the bowels a much-needed rest to heal themselves.
The Native Americans held a deep and special connection with the earth and the plants sprouting from it. And while they respected all life, “The Tree of Peace” held a special place in their hearts.
One of the most powerful native American ointments was made from it.
The Haudenosaunee people would use it for back, knee, neck, shoulder, ankle and wrist pain.
The active compound in the ointment has been recently found to be pycnogenol which inhibits the inflammatory chemical signals in our body and provides mobility to your joints.
You'll also find out the plant that boosts your energy and relieves foot pain when you wear it inside your shoes.
Another plant you'll find in The Lost Book of herbal Remedies is Boneset, which our forefathers used to reduce fever.
In fact, the name “boneset” was derived from the plant's use in the treatment of breakbone fever.
As we age, some men get an inflamed prostate while some women develop what's called an overactive bladder.
The berries of the plant you'll find on page 256 can be turned into a tincture or a syrup that helps with inflamation and decreases the need for frequent urination.
Chances are you've come across this plant growing in sidewalk cracks, but probably not in a salad. It may look like Arugula, but it's not. In fact it's much more nutritious and it also contains an essential trace mineral called Chromium that helps the pancreas.
Chromium is extremely rare nowadays because of the food processing methods that remove most of the naturally occurring chromium from foods. Maybe this is one of the reasons why so many afflictions are so common today, but 100 years ago they rarely affected our forefathers.
On page 61 you'll discover the plant commonly used as chickenfeed.
But a simple tea made from this plant reduces the intestinal transit time. That means it helps get rid of constipation better than anything else I've tried over the years.
Usually in Spring, when our grandparests would get a runny nose, itchy eyes or dificulty breathing they used a plant called Butterbur. This plant is so special because it contains natural antihistamines.
If you ever have to go out foraging, will you know which one of these plants is edible, which one people used for high blood pressure and tension, and which one is poisonous?
The Native Americans knew all too well and probably our grandparents too. But very few people nowadays could give the correct answer. As a survivalist I can tell you that this kind of skills will set you apart from your group during dark times.
Chances are you've seen this plant too. It grows in most forest glades.
You'll discover how to use it to tackle not only common colds but lung problems as well.
Also, taking in the steam from leaves that have been boiled in water will loosen up the airwaves and improve breathing. It does this by loosening the mucus in the chest and sinuses.
On page 195 you'll also discover a plant called Pipsissewa, which in Cree means “to break into small pieces”.
That's because of its ability to break up and dissolve kidney stones.
The plant also contains a substance called hydroquinone, which disinfects the urinary system and diminishes inflammation of the bladder.
If you ever walk through the edges of woodland, and get some sticky burrs attached to your clothing, you can bet you've just passed by this plant.
The best way to deal with this annoying plant? Eat it.
Native Americans used it as a sweetener 200 years ago, and it tastes better than most greens I know.
What people don't know is that this plant is also a strong diuretic effect that you can eat if you have poor blood circulation. If you've ever felt a tingling and numbness sensation in a limb in certain positions, you my try this plant people used for centuries as a blood vessel cleanser.
Another plant you'll find inside is called Wooly Lamb's Ear. Also known as “backyard bandage”, this plant has been used for centuries on battlefields to stop bleeding.
It's been recently discovered it's high in Vitamin K, the vitamin that coagulates the blood.
It is the same powdered vitamin that we gave our soldiers in WWII to pour over their wounds.
If you find cattails, you'll have everything you need for survival: water, food, shelter, and fuel. This is why they call it the supermarket of the swamp.
You probably already know cattails are edible. But few people know what is probably the most important thing about them.
The jelly-like substance that grows between its leaves.
It is very good for severe skin infections. And one of the best ointment for nail and foot fungus.
On a different note, this gel is the only part of the cattail that is widely considered to be inedible.
It's not poisonous...so why?
Well, because it has a numbing effect on moist tissues and has been used as an anesthetic by the pioneers. When they were hit with a ravaging toothache, they would just go get their jar of cattail ooze and rub it around their gums. The pain would subside in minutes.
I call it that because you can use the sap as a remedy, its flowers as a sleeping aid, its leaves as food, and the inner bark as cordage.
You don't need much more than this for survival.
You'll also find a very special plant that can lower stress levels and in doing so, it helps people get a good night's sleep.
Deep sleep is the only time your body has to clear away damaged cells or repair them. That's why probably people who sleep well tend to live longer.
You'll also discover the plants that I use in my Leaky Gut Herbal Blend that forms a protective layer around perforations in the gut through which particles may enter the bloodstream.
What you really don't want is anything that causes inflammation entering your bloodstream as this leads to an inflammatory response that puts the immnune system into an unhealthy overdrive.
Another plant you'll find in The Lost Book of Remedies is St. John's Wort. It got that name from its uncanny ability to bloom exactly on June 24, the birthday of St. John the Baptist.
The oil of St John's Wort was used for centuries to help people with hemorrhoids.
In the book you'll find a lot more remedies that you can make out of it.
In The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies you'll also find the folk aids that our grandparents gave us to bring down fever, alleviate a sore throat, fight the flu, and many more.
They used only common household items that you probably have in your cupboard right this second.
Like the spice you add to your meals that helps to stop bleeding.
Or the substance that our forefathers used to destroy parasites in the digestive tract.
Or the common household “stain buster” that our grandparents used in fighting most fungal and bacterial skin infections.
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